Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Music Muse Day - Artemis, Gerry Gibbs Sextet

This Sunday Music Muse Day finds us enjoying periods of sunny breaks between periods of passing snow falls. The temperature is cold and hasn't raised above freezing in weeks, so the snow is piling up, but manageable in our area, not what in Texas and other parts of the country are experiencing.  Still, sitting down in a comfy chair, a warm drink and good read, while listening to some music could be the order of the day. First is Artemis, an all female jazz group's debut recording by the same name.  I totally support the group on the strength of their music alone.  It's a shame being an "all female group" is such a rarity in the music business, to have be noted.  I definitely look forward to more from the group. My favorite tune on the CD is Nocturno written by Anat Cohen, Clarinet, bass clarinet. 

My second selection is Gerry Gibbs Sextet The Thrasher. This is the drummer's debut recording from 1995, featuring his friend Ravi Coltrane, son of jazz legend John Coltrane, on saxophones. Also in the group is local musician, Joe Locke, on vibes.  This is high energy set that shows why Gibbs earned the nickname "Thrasher".  I couldn't help be think what a session where "The Thrasher meet the Scrapper", John Sneider, trumpeter would sound like.  I imagine they might have met through Joe Locke at some point.  If a session ever happens I want credit for it.

Winter has hit with a vengeance, so stay warm, stay safe. 

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